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  • JM Debuts Suite Of Filtration, Building Products

    June 13, 2007
    JM is introducing six new products for filtration and building applications at the Techtextil Fair.

  • Composite Construction

    June 12, 2007
    A composite structure was recently patented. The structure includes an elongate core material of a sintered diamond comprising 80% by volume or more diamond particles of a mean particle size not larger than 3.5 μm and an iron group metal binding the…

  • Composite Construction

    June 12, 2007
    A composite structure was patented. It comprises an elongate core material of a sintered diamond comprising 80% by volume or more diamond particles of a mean particle size not larger than 3.5 üm. An iron group metal binds the diamond particles. A sh…

  • Method and Apparatus For High Denier Hollow Spiral Fiber

    June 12, 2007
    Patented is a coiled bilateral hollow polymeric filament in which the two component polymers are identical except for their degree of orientation. The filament is defined by a non-linear cylindrical wall formed of at least two non-linear C-shaped sec…

  • Release Compositions And Articles Made Therefrom

    June 12, 2007
    An adhesive article was patented. It includes a substrate with a first surface and a second surface as well as a release layer covering at least a portion of the first surface of the substrate. The release layer comprises a thermoplastic olefin-based…

  • Light-Stable Colored Transparent Composite Films

    June 12, 2007
    A transparent film that exhibits a predetermined finished color tone has been issued a patent. The film comprises a color-deficient, dyed, polymer film layer that exhibits a color deficiency in at least one of hue, chroma and value as compared to the…

  • Vision Competition Begins

    June 11, 2007
    Annual event recognizes innovation in nonwovens.

  • Concerns Raised About PU Foam/Fire-Resistant Chemicals

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || June 7, 2007
    recent Federal and state actions could drive interest in nonwoven alternatives

  • The Great Shake-up

    The Great Shake-up

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 7, 2007
    recent M&A activity has stirred up challenges

  • What Is Your Nonwoven Made Of?

    What Is Your Nonwoven Made Of?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 7, 2007
    new fiber technology changes the face of nonwovens

  • A Review of the Personal Wipes Market and Opportunities For Future Growth

    A Review of the Personal Wipes Market and Opportunities For Future Growth

    Adrian Atterby, Nonwovens Staff || June 7, 2007
    trend continues despite lifestyle change

  • New Wipes Dispenser Available

    June 6, 2007
    New design offers alternative to tubs.

  • Noveon Changes Name

    June 4, 2007
    Name Lubrizol Advanced Materials reflects ownership better.

  • RKW Expands Into Spunlace

    June 4, 2007
    Acquires Hydrospun; announces plan to build new line.

  • PGI To Close German Plant

    June 1, 2007
    Activities to be transfered to Cujik.

  • K-C Continues Diaper Plant Consolidation

    May 31, 2007
    Half of production to be cut at Lakeview site.

  • Pegas Earnings Fall; Sales Rise

    May 31, 2007
    Company will expand later this year.

  • SPSC AND ISPA To Combine Operations

    May 31, 2007
    Move Will Enhance Industrys Safety and Research Initiatives.

  • GE Plastics Installs Hills Line

    May 24, 2007
    High temp fiber line to optimize flame retardant technology.

  • Roller System

    May 23, 2007
    Martin Automatic has introduced the MDR (magnetic driven roller) system, an advanced solution for handling light webs at lower tension levels and higher operating speeds. The new MDR technology can be applied to both web transport systems and to Mart…

  • Brochure

    May 23, 2007
    AMETEK T Americas has produced an 18-page brochure that covers the full range of Lloyd Instruments single- and twin-column universal materials testing machines, software and application solutions as well as its Davenport plastics and polymer testing…

  • Filler System

    May 23, 2007
    The EasyFil system from Nordson Corporation  helps streamline plant operations by automating adhesive filling of multiple melters. Centralized distribution in a closed system minimizes routine material handling and adhesive contamination inheren…

  • Sheeter

    May 23, 2007
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Com­pany’s MDH Sheeter with a dual position roll stand can handle two rolls simultaneously. Each position can lift a roll up to 84 inches in diameter and up to 7000 pounds in weight at speeds up to 3000 feet per m…

  • Hot Melt Adhesives

    May 23, 2007
    Bostik, Inc. has introduced two new hot melt adhesives, specifically engineered to meet the needs of users requiring faster flow rates with excellent hot tack and more manageable open times. Bostik HM4289 and Bostik HM4289LV adhesives are affordable…

  • INDA News

    May 23, 2007
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, has named Steve Ogle its new technical director. A long-time veteran of the nonwovens and technical textiles industry, Mr. Ogle replaces Cos Camelio, who is retiring in June after six year…

  • Managing Director of Fleissner GmbH, Has Left the Company

    May 23, 2007
    Dr. Heller, managing director of Fleis­sner GmbH, has left the company at his own request effective March 2007. Company executives report that although they regret his decision, they respect his wish to return to his home in Northern Germany for…

  • Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, Has Re-Elected

    May 23, 2007
    Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, has re-elected David D’Antoni, Diane McGarry and Steven Percy to serve as directors of the company. All will serve three-year terms expiring at the 2010 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. D’Antoni ret…

  • Tredegar Film Products

    May 23, 2007
    Tredegar Film Products (TFP), Richmond, VA, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, has named Stefano Lupi general manager of its personal care business unit. As general manager, he will be responsible for TFP’s global personal care business prod…

  • CEO of Formed Fiber Technologies Retired

    May 23, 2007
    David MacMahon, long-time president and CEO of Formed Fiber Tech­nologies, Auburn, ME, retired last month. Mr. MacMahon will become vice chairman of the FFT board of directors, focusing on strategic issues. Mark Bennett will succeed Mr. MacM…

  • President of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas

    May 23, 2007
    Fiberweb has named Dave Rousse to serve as president of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas unit. Mr. Rousse joined Fiberweb in late 2005 as president of Hygiene/Medical Americas. Derek Anderson, formerly president, Fiberweb Industrial Americas,…

  • Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors

    May 23, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective last month. Ms. Hagen brings more than 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internation…

  • PGI Names New CEO

    May 23, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in new roles that report to chief marketing off…

  • Basell Introduces Stretchene

    May 22, 2007
    Polyolefin supplier Basell has launched Stretchene, a new high performance polypropylene family for use in customer injection stretch blow molding applications (ISBM). The new range of developmental polypropylene resins features products designed to…

  • Neumag Has Big Plans For Techtextil

    May 21, 2007
    Full range of nonwovens technology will be shown.

  • A Leader Of The Packs

    May 20, 2007
    Top Brass has emerged as a diverse and flexible converter of wet wipes for private labeling and contract converting. According to Mark Burgess, Top Brass president, “We expanded in 2002 and we’re looking at our next facility addition right now.”

  • Expo In Print

    May 17, 2007
    This special annual section features advertising and advertorial material written by industry suppliers. Designed to give Nonwovens Industry readers the opportunity to learn a little more about the companies with which they deal regularly, these Expo…

  • People in the News

    May 17, 2007
    K-C Creates New Marketing OrganizationrnrnrnKimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in…

  • Nonwoven Roll Goods Exports Continue Expansion

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || May 17, 2007
    meanwhile, imports mark first decline in years

  • Diatec Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    May 17, 2007
    Hygiene maker was established June 15, 1992.

  • Rieter Sells Spunlace Line In China

    May 16, 2007
    Nan Liu Enterprise to build widest spunlace line in Asia.

  • Tufco Hits Second Quarter Record Sales

    May 12, 2007
    Wipes converting specialist Tufco Technologies, Green Bay, WI, has released second quarter results for the fiscal 2007 year. Sales for the period were up 19% from last fiscal year to $27.6 million. For the first six months of fiscal 2007, sales were…

  • Ahlstrom Investment Targets Dust Filtration

    May 11, 2007
    New line to be added in Darlington, SC

  • PGI Sees First Quarter Growth

    May 10, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has released results of operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007. Sales continued to establish new record levels with first quarter sales growing 2.5% to $267 million compared to $260 million in the fi…

  • Toyobo Adds To PET Spunbond

    May 8, 2007
    Expansion planned for next year.

  • Ahlstrom To Buy Property In India

    May 7, 2007
    Plans to start production in region.

  • Albany International Consolidates European Operation

    May 4, 2007
    Operations to be discontinued in Jarvenpaa.

  • DuPont Debuts Engineered Stretch Nonwovens At IDEA

    May 3, 2007
    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, was at the IDEA show presenting samples of its brand new Engineered Elastic Nonwoven Technology, a versatile fabric designed to fit a range of industry needs. Fabrics produced through DuPont’s new technology can be high…

  • Acquisitions To Spur Sales Growth For Ahlstrom

    May 2, 2007
    For the first quarter of 2007, Ahlstrom Corporation reported a 3.4% increase in net sales to €416.5 million from €414.6 million during last year’s first quarter. According to the company, its net sales were affected by the weakened U.…

  • Basofil Solutions To Serve Home Furnishings Market

    May 2, 2007
    New company will concentrate on FR regulations.

  • Lenzing Acquires Massen Nonwovens Technology

    May 2, 2007
    Effective this month, Austrian machinery specialist Lenzing Instruments has taken over the nonwovens inspection technology of Massen, Konstanz, Germany. Lenzing supplies testing instruments for the fiber, textile and nonwovens industries, ranging fro…